University of Waterloo
Engineering 5 (E5), 6th Floor
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext.32600
We welcome Dr. Tais Sigaeva, who comes to Systems Design Engineering as new faculty member.
Tais received her B.S. in Mechanics in 2011 from the Southern Federal University and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015 from the University of Alberta.
Her thesis focused on implementing surface effects and micropolar mechanics to study mode III cracks. After a brief stint in industry, where she worked on the design and optimization of ground source heat pump systems, she accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at York University where she studied a variety of problems in nonlinear continuum mechanics with surface effects.
She then moved back to Alberta to take on another postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary where she continued her work in nonlinear continuum mechanics as applied to biomimetics, but also began to work in the Biological Tissue Mechanics Lab.
There, she worked with various tissues including skin, aortic valves and blood vessels. Her current research focus pertains to the heterogeneity of biological tissues and how it affects their mechanical response.